So here's another travel-log thing from my recent tour around the Balkan peninsula, not by car this time but mostly by train and bus.
Originally I had the idea to travel to Georgia (the other Georgia) by train, but due to the political situation in Turkey atm I decided to postpone it and start with something smaller.
So two friends and I decided to start with the night train from Munich to Zagreb and then see where it might lead us to. We also booked the return train from Vienna to Frankfurt in advance, all the other tickets were bought locally.
So it started early in the morning at Frankfurt's Main Station...
with the ICE train to Munich
lot's of typical german scenery along the way...
and with ocasional bursts of proper speed...
we reached Munich Main Station...
where we spent the day walking around the city.
That evening, half past eleven or so, we boarded the sleeper train to Zagreb via Salzburg and Ljubljana.
The coach was new and comfortable...and completely empty. We opted for the more expensive 3-bed sleeper compartment instead of a 6-bed couchette deal, wasn't really necessary.
We left Munich around midnight in heavy snow and went to bed quickly...
we awoke in the curves along the Sava river somewhere in the middle between Ljubljana and Zagreb.
It was sunny in Zagreb but still cold so early in the morning.
We had some time to kill until our lunch-appointment with IceBone and so we had a look around town.
IceBone picked us up in the city and took us to the excellent Cevapi place somewhere in the outskirts. After that we had some time to kill again until 47 and family would join us for coffee. Killing time would be something we would have to do from time to time on this journey, mostly due to train schedules...and we got pretty good at it after some days!
47, Maja and Gabriel took us to the stylish top of a highrise building which offered a full view around.
47 and company had to attend some other party and IceBone took us to a mountain top we saw from the rooftop viewpoint. There was also a castle looking over Zagreb, we reached it too late and had to break our way in
Thanks so much to IceBone for showing us around and thanks to 47 and family for the meet up!
the journey will continue towards Belgrade in my next post!